“Mental illness and suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, of any age, of any background, at any time. Like with physical illnesses, people don’t choose to have a mental health problem. And they need the appropriate care to get better.
Mental illness and suicidal thoughts are common issues for young people. In 2014-15, nearly a third of concerns expressed to ChildLine related to mental health.
It can be difficult to know if a child is suffering as they often keep it to themselves. But we’re here to help you spot the signs and know how to support them.”
We might not like to talk about, or even think about mental health issues affecting children but they do and it is important to be aware.
Mental health and suicidal thoughts in children